NMFC is The Standard for Freight Identification and Classification
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) is a nonprofit organization that controls NMFC Codes. The NMFTA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Most of the NMFTA’s members are part of the Freight Industry whether or not they are asset or non-asset-based. Most of the motor carrier carriers that are part of the organization operate as an interstate carrier or intrastate carriers. Annually the NMFTA publishes the National Motor Freight Classification guide which is the transportation industry standard that provides a comparison of commodities for pricing purposes.
Who Creates NMFC Numbers?
NMFTA creates NMFC numbers and also the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC Codes). A Scac code is a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation companies.
NMFC Codes Provide the Ability to Compare
The National Motor Freight Classification is a standard that provides a comparison of commodities moving in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce. It is similar in concept to the groupings or grading systems that serve many other industries. Commodities are grouped into one of 18 classes—from a low of class 50 to a high of class 500—based on an evaluation of four transportation characteristics: density, handling, stowability, and liability. Together, these characteristics establish a commodity’s “transportability.”
The LTL freight industry uses NMFC number to classify goods in order to determine accurate pricing. Find the correct code for your freight with our free NMFC lookup tool.
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NMFC Code Lookup Chart
Alternatively, you can search for your NMFC number or code using our chart below or use the freight class lookup tool.
How to use this tool?
To find the (National Motor Freight Classification) code listing for the item you’re shipping, go to the category below that best matches your cargo. Click on the downward-facing arrow to the left of the category to expand that category. Drill down through the category until you find the freight class for your shipment.
Notice: Freight classes and NMFC codes are subject to change without notice. Contact us if you’re not absolutely sure the information listed is correct.
What to do with the NMFC code after you’ve located it
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What to do if you can’t find the NMFC code you need
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